(PRWEB) July 7, 2005
The Rotary Club of Amherst East gave its annual scholarship to Steven C. Brooks, graduating senior from Williamsville East High School.
ÂWe hold a wine tasting event each year to raise funds for local causes,Â said Paul McAfee, past president of the Rotary Club of Amherst East. ÂThis year, gave a $1,000 scholarship to Steven Brooks. We also donated $1,000 to the Amherst Museum, $500 to the Amherst Symphony Orchestra Association, and $1,000 to the Resurrection Lutheran Church Health Center, in Buffalo.Â
The Rotary Club provides the scholarship to a student with high academic standards who shows leadership in community service. Steven Brooks was a member of the Interact Club of Williamsville East High School.
Interact is Rotary International's service club for young people ages 14-18. Individual Rotary clubs sponsor area Interact clubs, which provide support and guidance, but Interact clubs are self-governing and self-supporting. Each year, Interact clubs complete at least two community service projects, one of which furthers international understanding and goodwill. Through projects, Interact members develop a network of friendships with local and overseas clubs. In the process, Interact members develop leadership skills and learn the value of hard work.
The Rotary Club of Amherst East is part of Rotary International (http://www.rotary.org).
- Rotary is an international service organization of 1.2 million business and professional men and women.
- These Rotarians belong to 31,000 Rotary clubs in 166 countries. As volunteers, they address needs of their home and international communities.
- Rotary works to improve the quality of life for all people.
For more information about the Rotary Club of Amherst East, visit http://www.amhersteastrotary.org.